2020 Annual OBLHS (Virtual) BOARD MEETING via ZOOM

   -- SATURDAY, APRIL 4th, 2020 -- by Aida Havel









































In a first for the Society’s Board of Directors, the annual Board meeting was held online, through the wonders of Zoom, necessitated by stay-at-home orders in the wake of the spread of the corona virus Covid-19. An earlier trial run had proved successful, and so on April 4th, 2020 at 9:30 am, President Diana Chappell called the meeting to order. Officers were elected, committee reports and updates were received, and tentative plans were made for future projects.


Officers for the 2020-2021 year are President, Bett Padgett; Vice-President, Judy Moon; Secretary, Cheryl Shelton-Roberts; and Treasurer, Bob DaVia. A new Board member, familiar to many of our members as “Keeper James, “ is James Charlet, former site manager of Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, and author of a just published book, “Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks.” We look forward to James’ contributions to the Board.


Our Keepers’ Weekend for 2020 is tentatively scheduled for October 1-3, 2020 at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, although health and/or weather concerns may require a change. The Board has voted to reevaluate these dates shortly after June 15th. Stay tuned for more information!

2020 OBLHS Board of Directors (L-R, top row) Bett Padgett, John Havel, Diana Chappell, Gayle Keresey, (L-R, middle row)
Doug Stover, Judy Moon with Kelly Waller, Bruce Roberts with Cheryl Shelton-Roberts, Aida Havel, (L-R, bottom row) Nicole and Bob DaVia, James Charlet.